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For the first time in over a year, we recorded an episode on location — back out in the wild, so to speak, the way the Drinking Gods intended. Dan is joined by former "Booze Traveler" Jack Maxwell at Nueva in Venice Beach, where they drink delicious Altos and Avion tequila-based cocktails in celebration of Cinco de Mayo. Dan and Jack discuss their …
 
Dan hunkers down for a no-holds-barred chat with the world's most celebrated salvager of sh#tty saloons, "Bar Rescue" host Jon Taffer. Topics include nightmare bar owners, cellphone addicted servers, the demise of mega-clubs, bar fights and the future of the bar biz. Also, Dan rants about other podcasts that are very popular, yet kinda suck. And he…
 
In the time it took James Bond to escape before Goldfinger's laser beam could burn a hole through his short and curlies, Dan spills the beans about author Ian Fleming's second most favorite creation, the Vesper, a beguiling combination of gin, vodka, Lillet and bitters. Once Fleming invented the drink, he named it after the very first Bond girl, th…
 
Dan is joined by the co-founders of Villa One Tequila, Nick Jonas and John Varvatos. The dynamic duo talks about the history of the brand, the preponderance of celebrities in the agave spirits space, and the time Nick almost froze to death with Bear Grylls. Also, a chat with Areli Castro (aka King Mala), a superstar in the making whose debut single…
 
Dan is joined by Maynard James Keenan, vocalist for the bands Tool, A Perfect Circle and Puscifer. Maynard is also the founder and winemaker at Caduceus Cellars and Merkin Vineyards, and features prominently in Dan's memoir, "American Wino: A Tale of Reds, Whites and One Man's Blues," which was released five years ago this month. They drink wine, t…
 
Dan throws back Barrell Seagrass Rye Whiskey with actor Harry Lennix, star of NBC's "The Blacklist" and the blockbuster film "The Justice League." Also on the show, Joe Beatrice, founder of Barrell Craft Spirits, the award-winning independent blender and bottler of unique aged, cask-strength sourced whiskey and rum. Learn more about your ad choices…
 
Dan is joined by his longtime friend, former colleague and celebrity crush Jessica Hall, host of the "Flashbacks" podcast and founder of Fetch, an all natural vodka cocktail in a can. Topics include Playboy Mansion parties, Palm Springs pool parties, Hollywood parties and cornhole leagues. Also, we unveil a new feature called the "Shots Game," with…
 
In the time it takes to pack a carry-on for a weekend jaunt, Dan takes you on a journey to the Aviation, a delightful variation on a Gin Sour that is truly one of the great treasures of the cocktail pantheon. It's not the easiest drink to prepare properly, but fear not, our high-flying host promises to pilot you through the process with minimal tur…
 
Firestone Walker has been making great beer on California's Central Coast for a quarter of a century. In celebration of the brewery's Silver anniversary, Dan is joined by co-founder David Walker, who knows more about beer than most... certainly more than Dan, anyway. They geek out about hops and water sources and haziness and all sorts of other coo…
 
It’s Women’s History Month, and on this episode we’ll be celebrating with not one, not two, but THREE amazing women from Zacapa Rum: Master Blender Lorena Vásquez; Global Brand Ambassador Chef Grace Ramirez; and the brand’s resident mixologist Lynnette Marrero. Also, Dan unveils his grand plan for launching a signature booze brand, and info on how …
 
We celebrate St. Patrick's Day Week (it's a thing) with WWD's "Official East Coast Co-Host" actor Colin Donnell ("Chicago Med," "The Affair") and Jonny Egan, Director and Brand Custodian of Egan’s Irish Whiskey. The gents do a deep dive into the history, cultural relevance and cocktail-ability of whiskey made on the Emerald Isle, and Also, Dan answ…
 
Dan is joined by comedian Ryan Long, whose riotously funny videos have garnered over 100 million views. In 2019 Ryan immigrated to America from Toronto, via an 'Extraordinary Alien' green card... as far as we know, he's the first Extraordinary Alien we’ve had on the show this year. Also on the episode, Dewar's North American ambassador Gabe Cardare…
 
Alcohol was originally considered a medicine, Indeed, during Prohibition one of the most reliable places to get your hands on a bottle of liquor was the pharmacy. So with that — and everyone’s general health and well being in mind — we present the Penicillin. With fresh ginger, lemon and a healthy dose of Scotch, this little wonder, invented by Sam…
 
Dan is joined by Eddie Zamora, aka the Yum Yum Foodie, a culinary expert who's extremely passionate about wine. They share reds and whites from two superb producers, Castello di Verrazzano from Tuscany, Italy, and Trimbach from Alsace, France. Also, in a new feature, we blast out booze-fueled scenes from some of Dan's favorite films including "Casa…
 
Dan loves Bunnahabhain Scotch so much, he named his dog after it. On this episode he tips back a few drams of his favorite Islay malt with "Everybody Loves Raymond" creator and "Somebody Feed Phil" star Phil Rosenthal, along with Emmy-winning writer-comedian Tom Caltabiano. They talk food, whisky and travel... and the go-to drinks of some of TV's b…
 
In the time it takes to pour a proper Guinness, our host Dansplains one of the Emerald Isle's great libational achievements, Irish Coffee. He theorizes about its most likely origin, lays out how to make it the right way, suggests some variations and, as always, tells a hilarious joke at the end. Again, in average-shiite time. Slainte! Learn more ab…
 
On this special episode, Bryan Cranston is THE ONE WHO KNOCKS back mezcal with Dan. Dos Hombres Mezcal, that is, the brand Bryan started with his friend and former “Breaking Bad” co-star Aaron Paul. Among the topics discussed are the many ways to enjoy mezcal, the current state of the American bar scene, and the go-to cocktails of some of Bryan’s m…
 
For four glorious seasons, South Boston's own Jack Maxwell had a dream job — or Dan Dunn's idea of a dream job, anyway — globetrotting and imbibing as the host of "Booze Traveler" on the Travel Channel. Not that Dan's still bitter about losing out on that gig. Ok, maybe he remains a tad salty, but he's got nothing but love for Mr. Maxwell. Also on …
 
Bourbon and hamburgers... two great tastes that taste great together! Dan chats and drinks with George Motz, the author of “Hamburger America” and “The Great American Hamburger Book.” George is the resident burger scholar on "The Burger Show" on Complex Media’s "First We Feast." Did we mention that he knows a thing or two about burgers? Right! Also…
 
In the course of 180-some-odd seconds, Dan lays out the history and proper preparation technique of the cocktail canon's most slovenly standout — a middling, uncomplicated cream drink from the mid-20th century that would likely have faded into obscurity had it not been plucked from a room crowded with milkshake-like beverages of the era and ushered…
 
Dan is joined by Wine Enthusiast magazine's reigning "Winemaker of the Year" Greg Brewer of Brewer-Clifton Winery in Santa Barbara, CA. Greg is one of the most fascinating personalities in the industry, and makes incredible Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from the Sta. Rita Hills appellation, where he’s spent his entire career on an 8-mile stretch of lan…
 
Allison Janney has won an Academy Award, a British Academy Film Award, seven Primetime Emmy Awards and seven Screen Actors Guild Awards. But one thing she hadn't accomplished in her illustrious career — until now — is survive an epic round of tequila-drinking with Dan Dunn. Along with Emmy-winning writer-comedian Tom Caltabiano, Allison and Dan thr…
 
Dan and guest cohost Joe DeRosa powwow with Billy Gould, founding member of Faith No More and proprietor of Yebiga Rakija. Never heard of “rakija” or “rakia," the famous fruit brandy of the Balkans? You're not alone. This beautiful, bracing spirit might be on every table in Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria and Bosnia, but until now, the finest family reci…
 
Dan chats with director Steven Soderbergh, whose iconic films include Traffic, Erin Brockovich, Ocean’s 11 through 23... what else, The Laundromat, Out of Sight... Contagion— although Dan DOES NOT recommend watching that last one during this particular period of time. Steven’s got his own spirits brand called Singani 63— Singani being the national …
 
In a crisp and effervescent 180 seconds, Dan pops the cork on the origin of carbonation in wine, explains the process of producing bubbly, defines that weird indent at the bottom of a Champagne bottle, and reveals precisely how much sparkling grape juice one of the world's greatest sex symbols used to bathe in. Learn more about your ad choices. Vis…
 
Dan is joined by Seggie Isho and Steve Morgan of the wildly popular group Straight No Chaser, who ushered in the modern a cappella craze twelve years ago by releasing an unorthodox and rousing version of "The 12 Days of Christmas.” And they ain’t just singin’, they boozin... the band partnered with Nashville’s Hard Truth Distilling Co. for a signat…
 
Dan is joined by the hilarious Brad Williams, who the great Robin Williams once called “Prozac with a head.” Dan calls Brad an extremely talented motherfucker he couldn't wait to drink whiskey with... and that's just what they do, with the help of Rob Dietrich, master distiller of Blackened American Whiskey. That's a brand owned by a band you may h…
 
Actor Colin Donnell ("Chicago Med," "The Affair") officially signs on as the podcast's new East Coast Co-Host, joining Dan for a spirited chat with world-renowned spirits expert F. Paul Pacult, who also happens to be the master blender for a wonderful whiskey called Jacob's Pardon. As you might imagine, the guys happily imbibe Jacob's Pardon while …
 
In the debut of what will no doubt be a wildly successful series of "quickie" episodes, Dan devotes 180 seconds — exactly! — to the storied history of the Negroni, that beguiling combination of gin, Campari and sweet vermouth. Plus, the recipe. Bada bing, bada boom! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
Dan chats with Raj Peter Bhakta, former contestant on "The Apprentice" and founder of the iconic rye whiskey brand, WhistlePig. Raj's latest venture, BHAKTA 50, is the rarest spirit known to mankind — a blend of 8 Armagnac vintages from 50 to 152-years-old finished in Islay Scotch casks for a unique, smoky intrigue. Also, Dan reveals his official l…
 
Dan is joined by Mark Sansom, the Content Editor for "The World’s 50 Best Bars" — since 2009, the definitive list of the world’s finest drinking venues. They discuss the just-announced 2020 winners, and break down just what it is that makes a bar great. Also, Dan tells the story of an otherworldly (or better yet, after-worldly) bar he dreamed up wh…
 
On the momentous occasion of this podcast's 100th episode, esteemed journalist Scott Alexander interviews Dan Dunn. Also, spirits scribe Brad Japhe joins Dan in reviewing whiskey, rum and poitin (aka Irish moonshine). Celebrate good times... come on! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
Dan welcomes supermodel Christie Brinkley to the show to drink and talk about her popular Prosecco brand, Bellissima. Christie dishes about her early days in the modeling business, the origin of one ex-husband Billy Joel's best songs... and the time Dan turned bright red hanging out with her in Las Vegas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit meg…
 
An in-depth discussion of all things craft brewing with David Stein, the founder of Creature Comforts Brewing Co., a phenomenally successful operation based in Athens, GA. Also, we welcome a new member to the "What We're Drinking" team — Chief East Coast Correspondent: Beer Division, Cici Betsill. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.f…
 
Dan is joined by Charles Gibb, a Scotsman who heads up North American operations for Fever-Tree — the UK company behind the world’s leading premium line of mixers. They delve into the exciting history of carbonated water and tonic, the foundational components of many great cocktails. Speaking of which, Charles and Dan will learn ya' some delectable…
 
Dan traveled to Palm Springs with a small group of vodka experts, with the intention of conducting a comprehensive evaluation of 10 vodkas for the show. Instead, he had a run-in with the City of Palm Springs Noise Police. Yes, Dan fought the law and the law won. So instead of a comprehensive evaluation of 10 vodkas from a panel of experts, we get t…
 
Comedians and podcast stars Krystyna Hutchinson ("Guys We F#@&ed") and Justin Silver ("The Language of Dogs") join Dan for a dramatic reading of a TV pilot based on Dan's book "American Wino." They do this while drinking really good, expensive wine. Also, reviews of new whiskey and tequila. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adcho…
 
To celebrate the launch of Rabbit Hole's Boxergrail Founder’s Collection Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey, Dan is joined by the brand's founder and whiskey maker Kaveh Zamanian. Also on the show (and drinking rye whiskey) is actor Colin Donnell of "Chicago Med," "Arrow" and Showtime's "The Affair." Colin's also an accomplished singer-songwriter, and h…
 
Dan tips back a few glasses of California Central Coast wine with Charles Woodson, a vintner who also happens to be one of the greatest football players in NCAA and NFL history. Woodson won a national championship and the Heisman Trophy playing defensive back at Michigan, then, over an 18 year NFL career won a Super Bowl and was named to the Pro Bo…
 
Country superstar Jason Aldean drops by (via Zoom, of course) with some Wolf Moon Bourbon, his new collaboration with former WWD guests Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley of Florida Georgia Line. Also, Dan recounts a not-quite-deadly encounter with a hungry grizzly in Montana, plus a host of new adult beverage reviews, including two tequilas, a vodka a…
 
With "National Vodka Day" just around the corner (October 4th), Dan calls out liquor companies on their naked attempts to goose interest and sales for no reason other than to goose interest and sales. And... let's talk about salmon- and tobacco-flavored vodkas, shall we? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
Dan is joined by Mr. Worldwide himself, Armando "Pitbull" Pérez, for an in-depth conversation about the international superstar's latest venture, Espanita Tequila. Also, Dan recounts the time he bought a dead, shellacked, conga-playing amphibian in a dusty Mexican border town... and reviews of some great new adult beverages. Learn more about your a…
 
Over a glass of cognac, Dan chats with "Million Dollar Listing LA" star Tracy Tutor about how she got her start in real estate and Hollywood. We also kick it with the legendary host of Nickelodeon's "Double Dare," Marc Summers. Plus, the story of when Dan met George Thorogood in a bar in Montecito. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.…
 
Dan is joined by NFL Hall of Famer Ronnie Lott and master sommelier Michael Jordan who, along with Hall of Famers Marcus Allen and Charles Haley, have partnered with Jackson Family Wines to host “Untold and Unforgettable,” a virtual “wine huddle” benefiting All Stars Helping Kids. Also, Dan rips a new bourbon a new one. Learn more about your ad cho…
 
Feeling nostalgic, we open up the interview vault for a wine-soaked chat with superstar John Legend and rockstar vintner Jean-Charles Boisset. Also, Dan reviews Michael's Jordan's tequila, and gets real about he challenges of podcasting during a pandemic. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
Dan chats with acclaimed National Geographic photojournalist Pete McBride about his fantastic new documentary, "Into the Grand Canyon." Also, tips on where to get Thai food in Los Angeles from celebrity chef Jet Tila, and Dan fields questions from listeners. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
Six years ago this week, Dan set out on an oenophile's dream journey, visiting wineries all across America. He chronicled the journey in his 2016 book "American Wino: A Tale of Reds, Whites and One Man's Blues." In this episode, Dan catches up with one of the amazing winemakers he met along the way — Trey Busch of Sleight of Hand Cellars in Walla W…
 
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